the war Ken Budden was studying at the Cavendish
Laboratory at Cambridge University. Although he was interviewed by Rowe at Bawdsey Manor, it
was not until early 1940 that he he was officially
appointed to the Air Ministry Research Establishment at
Dundee (this was where the Bawdsey Research Station moved
at the outbreak of war).
He did the early research on
heightfinding using 1.5 metres at Arbroth (near Dundee) which was used in the
development of stations for Ground Control of Interception
(GCI). In 1941 he was sent to
the USA as member of the British Air Commission. In 1945
he was sent to Air Command in south-east Asia as a civilian consultant.
1946 he returned to Cambridge as a demonstrator in the Cavendish Laboratory and Fellow of St John's College.
In 1965 he was appointed Reader in Physics.
23 June 1915 - 4 Sept 2005
Bill Penley, Jan 2011